Apexon, a digital-first technology services company, is celebrating International Women’s Day, 2023 with a series of webinars and panel discussions across its offices in India, the U.S., and the U.K., as well as a hackathon where employees can ideate, code and build innovative digital technology solutions to help bridge the equity gap. Drawing upon its digital expertise, Apexon is hosting the events under the banner “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”
“We all have a role to play in creating a world that celebrates diversity and values inclusion,” says Leila Modarres, Chief Marketing Officer, Apexon. “And at Apexon, with our philosophy of human-centric digital both in our business and in our purpose, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce that celebrates unique perspectives is essential to solving business problems while placing humans at the heart of it.”
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is #EmbraceEquity. IWD is held each year on March 8th, and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Out in the communities it supports, Apexon Ignite, the company’s CSR program, is also hosting several STEM-themed contests, quizzes and educational sessions for girls from underprivileged communities. Special events for the children include trips to the Apexon offices for an immersive digital technology experience at our digital labs. And in Ahmedabad, Ignite volunteers have planned an all-day educational trip to Science City.
Two causes that the Ignite CSR program champions are vocational training for livelihood and financial independence; and menstrual health in underserved communities. Ignite has partnered with Karma, an NGO, to work with women inmates of Sabarmati prison and teach them skills that will enable them to be financially stable after their release. These women have been given tailoring lessons and have made over 50,000 biodegradable sanitary pads.
Throughout March of this year, these ‘Sabarmati Saheli’ pads will be distributed to women and girls from disadvantaged communities across 100 locations in India as part of the Apexon Happy Periods Drive. The Sabarmati Saheli pads will also be given to all our partner schools. Furthermore, Apexers can also distribute these pads in their local communities.
“Every day, I am motivated by the extraordinary women around me – colleagues, clients and mentors. It’s truly inspiring to see the great work done by Apexers globally to champion the cause of gender equity,” says Modarres.